Can't-Miss HME Products at Medtrade

Medtrade Fall's expo runs Nov. 1 to Nov. 3, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, and is offering a wide spectrum of must-see offerings.

MedtradeLabeled the largest home medical trade event in North America, Medtrade brings together manufacturers, providers and retailers from around the world and gives providers a chance to experience some of HME’s newest products.

Want to better your business? Most likely you will find solutions at Medtrade’s educational seminars, show events or at the exhibitor booths, where they are showcasing some of their newest products. Here is just a sample of items to put on your to-see list while at Medtrade:

TRUFORMNew Stockings Have Therapeutic Graduated Compression

TRUFORM has released a 15-20 mmHg graduated compression stocking as part of its popular medical wear segment. The stockings feature a soft top and knitted-in, defined heel for comfort, durability and proper fit. The open toestyle lets you wear open-toe footwear while permitting easy inspection of the feet by the caregiver. The closed-toe style has a more natural stocking feel. The stockings are suitable for both men and women and color options are basic neutrals for all-occasion wear.

SAI Therapeutic Brands
(800) 888-0458
Booth No. 744

MK GelMK Batteries Power Everyday Users and a World Cup Team

MK Batteries’ MK Gel is the official battery of Team USA and the United States Power Soccer Association. For over 30 years, MK Battery has been supplying batteries used in complex rehab power chairs. The MK Gel, which has an extended cycle life and a deep discharge recovery design, will be on display at Medtrade on November 1, when Team USA Power Soccer players will participate in a full exhibition game on the show floor in preparation to defend their two-time World Cup title next year in Kissimmee, Florida.

MK Battery
(800) 372-9253
Booth No. 1527
Medtrade 2016

Merits P323-3MPSS Vector Multi-function Rehab Power WheelchairRehab Power Wheelchair Offers Adjustable Center of Gravity

Merits P323-3MPSS Vector Multi-function Rehab Power Wheelchair has a center of gravity that changes based on the sliding seat, a mechanical shear reduction device for injury prevention and armrests that adjust automatically when reclined. The wheelchair’s dual in-line motor helps enhance efficiency, torque, range and performance. A seat elevator and power footplate, power elevating leg rests and a PG R-NET multifunctional controller are optional. Maximum speed of the P323-3MPSS Vector is 5 mph and the unit has a range of 24 miles. Weight capacity is 300 pounds.

Merits Health Products Inc. and Avid Rehab
(800) 963-7487
Booth No. 831

CommandCenterNew Apps Address Common Healthcare Operations Inefficiencies

Medforce is launching a new product suite comprised of six apps: Fax Management, Appeals Management, Overpayments Management, Referral Management, Vendor Invoice Management and Document Distribution. Each workflow app is built on the Medforce business process management platform CommandCenter (formerly WorkFLOW) and helps to ease specific challenges to improve productivity for provider organizations. They are available to all organizations whether they are current Medforce customers and can be configured to integrate with most business applications. In most cases, the Apps are delivered through a SaaS model, where Medforce hosts the customer’s data in the cloud, providing HIPAAcompliant security and disaster preparedness.

Medforce Technologies
(845) 426-0459 x1
Booth No. 710

Nitro Elite CF Carbon Fiber RollatorCarbon Fiber Rollator Weighs 12 Pounds

The Nitro Elite CF Carbon Fiber Rollator has a lightweight carbon fiber frame, large 10" front wheels and a braking system that helps make mobility easy for the user. The handle height adjusts with the push of a button and the seat was designed to be sturdy but comfortable as well. The unit, which weighs 12 pounds, can be folded to a compact size using one hand. The Rollator, which has a weight limit of 300 pounds, comes with a zippered bag for storage. A cup holder is offered an an optional item.

Drive DeVilbiss Heathcare
(800) 371-2266
Booth No. 811

Freedom CPAP BatterySecond Generation Freedom CPAP Battery Released with Upgrades

Battery Power Solutions’ second generation CPAP battery – the Freedom – offers the same features of the now-discontinued c-100 model, along with some upgrades. The Freedom has an easy-to-read digital display screen that shows the charge level of the battery and a USB port so users can charge portable electronics, such as cell phones and tablets. The Freedom, which meets FAA requirements and can be stored in carry-on luggage, also offers true battery backup functionality during power outages that prevents unnecessary degradation of the battery cells.

Battery Power Solutions
(877) 445-5228
Booth No. 1600

ContourContour Launching Five Products at Medtrade

Contour will launch four pillows and an inflatable bed wedge at Medtrade. The products have been designed to help users with orthopedic comfort and treat conditions, including sleep apnea and acid reflux. Contour will also be exhibiting their Kabooti Seat Cushion, Flip Pillow and Cool Air Pillow.

(800) 692-6686
Booth No. 2237

AirViewLife support Ventilators Join Remote Patient Monitoring Network

ResMed has brought cloud connectivity and its remote patient monitoring software – AirView – to its Astral life support ventilators. Cloud connectivity enables physicians and HMEs to access key patient data in the cloud to better manage and improve the outcomes of patients using life support ventilators at home. ResMed’s network is secure and HIPAA compliant. Clinicians have the option of accessing patient data via AirView or through the Res Med Data Exchange, where they may integrate their own electronic medical records system with AirView.

(800) 424-0737
Booth No. 1511

MediwareCareTend Helps You Manage Your HME Business

CareTend for HME offers patient/clinical management, real-time workflow dashboard tracking, automated exception reporting and data analysis, billing automation to meet payer requirements, detailed inventory tracking by location, and accounts receivable management on one screen. The software helps you manage Medicare, commercial, private pay and other payment sources. There are built-in compliance safeguards that help you manage your documentation and reduce audit risk. CareTend also helps you keep track of your supplies and equipment items, including multiple inventory locations and one-click purchase orders based on par levels.

Mediware Information Systems
(913) 307-1068
Booth No. 1419

TILT Toilet Incline LiftToilet Incline Lift Helps Users Safely Use the Commode

The TILT Toilet Incline Lift helps provide bathroom safety by lifting to patients’ natural body movement. Weighing 34 pounds, the unit can be installed in about 15 minutes. It attaches directly to the bowl, which offers greater stability. The TILT moves the user 7-1/2" forward for clearing obstructions and rising from the bowl. This also positions the user’s shoulders over their feet for optimal balance and positioning. The unit accommodates users 5'2" to 6'4" and bowl heights of 14" to 21".

(800) 451-1903
Booth No. 1645

Noble HouseNoble House to Release Noble Direct v11

Noble House will release Noble Direct v11 on November 1. The update includes new and upgraded key features, such as integrated patient flow control, enhanced security, Same or Similar check, and patient eligibility using an SQL database.

Noble House
(954) 418-0828
Booth No. 1036

Rio Nasal Pillow MaskRio Nasal Pillow Weighs 2.6 Ounces

3B Medical has introduced the Rio Nasal Pillow Mask, with a lightweight interface and soft construction. It weighs only 2.6 ounces, which includes the headgear. It has a rotating ball in a socket swivel that offers greater freedom of movement. The mask was made with ergonomically designed cushion to maximize patient comfort.

3B Medical, Inc.
(863) 226-6285
Booth No. 2029

Suction Care Kits and CathetersSunset Offers Own Line of Suction Care Kits and Catheters

Sunset announced its own line of Suction Care Kits and Catheters, which are sterile, DEHP-free and latex-free. The kit comes with a catheter and gloves. A pop-up cup is optional. Sunset catheters are calibrated, and have a directional Y-Value and whistle tip to maximize efficiency. They come in 8fr, 10fr, 12fr or 14fr. The catheters are also available on their own in straight packs.

Sunset Healthcare Solutions
(877) 578-6738
Booth No. 1944

Signature CollectionJuzo Offers Compression Garments with Style

Juzo’s Signature Collection includes print leggings that give customers the benefits of compression while letting them make a fashion statement. Styles include compression knee highs, thigh highs, leggings, pantyhose, arm sleeves and gauntlets. Tie dye and black tie dye are available in the Soft & Dynamic lines.

(800) 222-4999
Booth No. 1048

 safety bar mountsPermanent Mount Grab with Modern Design

MHI’s new bath 18 in. safety bar mounts horizontally or vertically to standard wall stud spacing. An ergonomic design and finish is made to complement modern bathroom designs and its ABS plastic construction has a max load bearing weight capacity of 500 pounds.

MHI Safe-er-Grip
(800) 371-3509
Booth No. 727

Jazzy AirThe Jazzy Air Gives Users 10 Inches of Seat Elevation

The Jazzy Air retail power chair has 10 inches of seat elevation while driving to help enhance environmental access and social interaction. The unit has a top speed of 4.1 mph, Active-Trac suspension, integrated LED lighting and comfort seating. The one-touch “Air” button lets the user drive up to 3.5 mph while elevated. Added stability technology provides the height the user wants to sustain an active lifestyle.

Pride Mobility
(800) 800-8586
Booth No. 1911

Stars N Stripes ScootersStars N Stripes Scooters Focus on Safety and Design

Stars N Stripes Scooters come in two models: Lite, which is for traveling, and the Deluxe, which is a luxury model scooter for when you are closer to home. Safety features for both include anti-tippers, rear view mirrors, LED lights and an adjustable steering column. The scooters include a front shield, inside front basket, and adjustable seat and delta handles. The Lite model disassembles into four parts for easy transport, while upgrading to the Deluxe gives you a more high-performance scooter.

Stars N Stripes Scooters
(800) 767-9377
Booth No. 1125

Live at Home Pro appLive at Home Pro App Helps with Home Assessments

Designed exclusively for certified providers, contractors and experts in the home modification industry, the Live at Home Pro app helps expedite the home assessment process. With the app, you can perform onsite home assessments, take photos and insert recommendations, generate proposals and pricing, use a digital signature for onsite approval, and integrate with office workflow and billing systems.

Accessible Home Improvement of America
(877) 404-2442
Booth No. 1627

Ankle Foot StabilizerAFS Helps Relieve Foot and Ankle Ailments

Swede-O’s Ankle Foot Stabilizer (AFS) is for diabetes, arthritis, Raynaud’s Disease, ankle support and other indications where warmth and ankle stability are desired. The AFS includes medial and lateral stabilizers and an adjustable closure strap for greater support of weak ankles. The AFS is available in small to XL men’s shoe sizes (5.5 to 14) and women’s shoe sizes 6.5 to 15.

Swede-O, Inc.
(800) 525-9339
Booth No. 924

LUMEX Color Select Adult WalkerLumex Walker Is Lightweight for Easy Mobility

The LUMEX Color Select Adult Walker with wheels is made of 1" aluminum tubing that provides strength while remaining lightweight. There is a dual-release folding mechanism that enables users to fold the walker sides independently. The device has 5" front fixed wheels and glide tips that replace rear leg rubber tips. The walker has a one-year warranty.

GF Health Products, Inc.
(954) 418-0828
Booth No. 1605

Zen-O Portable Oxygen ConcentratorNew POC for the U.S. Market Features Small Form Factor

The Zen-O Portable Oxygen Concentrator provides up to 2LPM of continuous flow oxygen as well as 6 Pulse Flow settings to ensure appropriate clinical levels of oxygen for ambulatory patients. The Zen-O also features field replaceable sieve beds for lower total cost of operation for the home oxygen provider. The Zen-O is a small, 10 lb. device that can be carried in a shoulder bag or in a wheeled cart.

GCE Group
(888) 659-2102
Booth no. 1162

MeasureXBlue Chip Debuts MeasureX Pressure Mapping System

Blue Chip has launched MeasureX, high-resolution pressure mapping system for mattress and wheelchair seating aiming to give providers an intuitive, cost effective solution. Made in the United States, the MeasureX pressure mapping system provides accurate patient data for the individualized prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, while improving patient comfort and positive outcomes. Measure X mattress and wheelchair seating pads are available in standard and high definition. The MeasureX software allows accurate pressure viewing in 2D and 3D pressure maps, average pressures graphs, histograms and more.

Blue Chip Medical Products Inc.
(800) 795-6115
Booth no. 1025

AirSep FreeStyle and FreeStyle 5CAIRE Shows off Upgraded AirSep FreeStyle POCs

CAIRE Inc., a Chart Industries company, has made several improvements to its AirSep FreeStyle and FreeStyle 5 portable oxygen concentrators. The power supply connections have been redesigned and now feature a robust metal connector with no pins to align and no release button to press, and a new, front-loading, user-replaceable battery offers improved battery life. The new FreeStyle batteries still re-charge on AC or DC, or by utilizing an optional desktop charger, and now have a built-in gauge that can alert the user to its total charge available before use. Aesthetically, the units now come in light grey with blue accents, and the black carrying bag includes a pouch for an additional battery and a new bottom loading zipper enclosure.

CAIRE Inc., a Chart Industries Company
(800) 482-2473
Booth no. 1210

AffloVestAffloVest Offers New Approach to High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation

The AffloVest is a high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) vest that quietly runs on batteries to provide truly portable therapy that can be billed under Medicare code E0483. Unlike other HFCWO devices, the AffloVest takes a new therapy approach and using eight, battery-powered oscillating motors, which are sewn into the AffloVest in areas correlating with the anatomy of the lungs. Rather than use air pressure, the oscillating motors create percussive waves that help the lungs break up and move built-up secretions in the airways to help patients with conditions such as COPD, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS, quadriplegia and other neuromuscular diseases.

International Biophysics Corp.
(888) 711-1145
Booth no. 725

SystemOneQS/1 Showcases Complete Provider Management System

QS/1’s SystemOne helps manage the entire HME operation, including financials, billing, documentation, and inventory. Available as a web-based system, or installed on the customer premises, the system is designed to help ensure Medicare compliance, efficiency and profitability. Whether installed at a single HME business location, or a pharmacy with an HME department, to a large, multi-location HME business, QS/1 offers affordable solutions for every type of HME business.

(866) 925-8356
Booth no. 848

This article originally appeared in the October 2016 issue of HME Business.

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